Louisiana will put 217 “underutilized” vehicles up for auction Saturday in Baton Rouge.
The vehicles include two- and four-door passenger cars, small trucks and vans, as well as heavy-duty trucks.
Among them are a 2006 Jeep Liberty, 2010 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2012 Ford Fusion.
The vehicles are from 2 to 30 years old, with the majority between 6 and 11 years old.
The auction is part of the state’s efforts to raise a little cash.
It’s the first in a series of planned auctions from which the Jindal administration hopes to raise between $700,000 and $1.4 million.
The administration announced in December it would be putting 709 of the state’s more than 11,000 vehicles up for sale.
The vehicles were classified as “underutilized” because they were driven less than 15,000 miles over the last year. State analysts calculated that it costs more to maintain a vehicle that is driven 15,000 miles than to compensate employees for other methods of transportation when necessary.
The vehicles will be available for inspection from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and from 7 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. Saturday at the Louisiana Property Assistance Agency office, 1059 Brickyard Lane. The facility is off South Boulevard in downtown Baton Rouge between St. Philip Street and River Road.
Bidding on the vehicles begins at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Brickyard Lane location. Bidders need to bring a valid driver’s license — businesses also need a tax identification number — and should register under the name the car will be titled under.
There are no minimum bids. Winning bids can be paid with cash, check or credit card. A 5 percent processing fee for credit cards and checks will be applied.
However, those planning to pay with a check can visit Brown’s Auction website to find out how to avoid the processing fee.
Title services will be offered at no additional cost, and two notaries will be on-site to assist with the sales and title transfers.
The auction also will include computers, printers, file cabinets and various pieces of office furniture and decorations.
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